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Old 08-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #2301
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they have safety marshals on the side of the track- and they blow a whistle when a rider passes so people crossing the track and on the side know when someone is coming. It's mostly helpful during practice when the track is crowded.
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good god the mount st. anne track is terrifying. The speeds these guys carry on some of these tracks just looks alien. I'm headed up mammoth this weekend for some lift assisted riding... i'll just be happy to hit the jump lines without breaking an arm much less carry any actual speed.

thanks for sharing dave.
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yes- MSA is truly scary.

Have fun up at mammoth riding on the kitty litter!
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good god the mount st. anne track is terrifying. The speeds these guys carry on some of these tracks just looks alien. I'm headed up mammoth this weekend for some lift assisted riding... i'll just be happy to hit the jump lines without breaking an arm much less carry any actual speed.

thanks for sharing dave.
I remember walking the Mt St Anne course when I was the head mechanic for Team GT. I liked to walk the course to get an idea of how to set the bike up. It was nearly always muddy for the Worl Cup event there so we practically rebuilt the bike in between runs. But yah, steep, rocky and spooky to watch the top pros run through. Mammoth was even more insane. Huge rock drops with jagged gardens or exposure or a 3' diameter tree to catch you. Whole lotta Nope!

That was 15 years ago. The game has changed. Even crazier and faster now.
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@fireindc we started on Vail pass, then rode west to Avon.


did you see this from the world cup this weekend:
I did see that on pinkbike, and holy **** is that guy nuts. I'd like to start riding more lift access stuff, but there is a pretty high risk level involved. Need better insurance first
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:55 AM   #2306
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Flo30 rear hub is possibly, already breaking, again with the new hub. This is gay as ****.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:46 AM   #2307
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So here I was lamenting that I had to replace a cracked manifold with a 4-2-1 header on my civic because it was cheaper and sad that it was super loud when I hear this cyclist whiz by coasting quite clearly over the sound of cheap ricey exhaust.

I think he had swapped out his freewheel with a chainsaw or something.
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One of the things I really enjoyed about the set of carbon wheels I borrowed for a week was the loud rear hub. Good for alerting space cadet pedestrians to one's presence.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #2309
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So here I was lamenting that I had to replace a cracked manifold with a 4-2-1 header on my civic because it was cheaper and sad that it was super loud when I hear this cyclist whiz by coasting quite clearly over the sound of cheap ricey exhaust.

I think he had swapped out his freewheel with a chainsaw or something.
Zipp, son.
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Flo30 rear hub is possibly, already breaking, again with the new hub. This is gay as ****.

That sucks... is it freewheel or the entire hub? I'd rebuild the wheels with some cheap shimano hubs. They aren't sexy, but won't cause any issues either.
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I am going to mix it up at the local industrial crit tonight. First race in years. I only have my miata insured right now, can I get a 54cm frame and a set of wheels in the passenger seat (sparco chrono). Or will I have to remove the seat.
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I'd like to start riding more lift access stuff, but there is a pretty high risk level involved. Need better insurance first
It's only as dangerous as you make it. Use good judgement and it shouldn't be any worse than a normal trail ride.


You're really close to Angelfire as you know... it's one of the best bikeparks in North America right now. I've been to a bunch, and AF is 2nd (distant second ) only to Whistler in my opinion.
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Would I be crazy not to participate in this?

Paradise Royale | Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:38 AM   #2314
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That sucks... is it freewheel or the entire hub? I'd rebuild the wheels with some cheap shimano hubs. They aren't sexy, but won't cause any issues either.
The teeth in the freewheel housing are cutting into the free-hub body and it's flexing enough to cause the springs to break.

R45s, son. I'm not trying to ride 200 miles per week on some cone-bearing ****.
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I really miss the noises my Flo hub made. The Powertap freewheel is silent and it makes me sad.
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The teeth in the freewheel housing are cutting into the free-hub body and it's flexing enough to cause the springs to break.

R45s, son. I'm not trying to ride 200 miles per week on some cone-bearing ****.
Your prejudice against adjustable cup and cone bearings is unfounded.
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I get both sides of the pressfit bearing vs cup and cone.

The cup and cone is serviceable and adjustable, but when do you really need to do that in comparison to a sealed pressfit bearing.

Pressfit bearings are lighter weight too, though this could be causing the failures as well.

I wouldn't make a hub choice based just on the bearing type. Both work well and for all intents and purposes are totally serviceable.
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Just thought of a moment from my ride last night that was a real rush.

I got into the draft of a car going downhill last night that was accelerating. It doesn't matter if it was the right thing to do or not but I did it, and it was a riot... kind of like that highest speed ever on a bike video.

It was a 60km/h zone and the hill wasn't all that steep, but it was really long. I got in behind the car at 40km/h which was an effort on the top flat but going downhill in the draft I was tucked and coasting we went up to around 75km/h down a slow 1.5% grade.

good times.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:41 PM   #2319
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Any thoughts on T11s? I can do those with spokes for $578, R45s would be $220 more.
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"Matt,

The track will be available to you for riding bikes, and for pedestrians, but the event/Mazda takes no responsibility or liability for your actions. So, if you break yourself coming down the corkscrew, or run over a pedestrian, it's all on you.

See you in a month!"

Bicycles are a go for Miatas @ MRLS. This is all the detail I have at this time. Gonna bring your steed, Andrew?
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